After five years of study at Swansea and Coventry (Lanchester) Art Colleges, he graduated with a BA in Fine Art (Painting) and embarked on a career as an illustrator in publishing. His professional painting career has since focussed on realist landscape painting.
He has recently extended his style to encompass a more “colourist” approach. The basis of his inspiration remains largely his love of light, colour and atmosphere in landscape. Influences in Allan’s paintings are varied and include the Pre-Raphaelites, fauvists and impressionists.Having formerly spent many years living near the coast, he regularly returns to this subject matter.